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USPS Color Requirements for Curbside Mailboxes: What You Should Know

Monday May 20, 2019

When purchasing curbside mailboxes for a neighborhood or residential community, you'll need to choose an appropriate color. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is pretty flexible regarding the color of curbside mailboxes, but there are still a few things you'll need to know. By complying with the USPS's color requirements, you can avoid the headache of having to replace or repaint your mailboxes in the future.

How to Discourage Mail Theft in a New Neighborhood or Community

Monday April 08, 2019

If you're developing a new neighborhood or residential community, you might be wondering what precautions you can take to protect residents from mail theft. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), approximately 400,000 Americans have their mail stolen in any given year. For residents, mail theft isn't just frustrating; it poses a risk to their credit and reputation. After taking a resident's mail, a thief may steal his or her identity, using the resident's Social Security number and other personal information to open new credit cards. As a developer, though, there are a few ways you can discourage mail theft in a new neighborhood or residential community.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Curbside Mailboxes in Your Residential Community

Friday February 22, 2019

After purchasing curbside mailboxes for your residential community, you'll need to install them. While this sounds easy enough, though, there are certain steps you must take to ensure the mailboxes are safely and securely installed. Unfortunately, some developers and property managers are guilty of making one or more of the following mistakes when installing their curbside mailboxes.

What Size Curbside Mailbox Do I Need? Things to Consider When Choosing a Size

Monday December 03, 2018

When choosing a curbside mailbox, it's important to consider the size. Curbside mailboxes are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from small to extra-large. So, what size should you get?

Mailbox Refurbishment: How to Revitalize Your Curbside Mailbox

Wednesday November 28, 2018

If the exterior of your community's curbside mailboxes are showing signs of chipping or flaking off, perhaps it's time to consider a refurbishment. Replacing your old, worn mailbox is always an option, but there are alternative to get a little more use out of your mailbox systems.

The Dos and Don'ts of Installing a Curbside Mailbox

Friday November 09, 2018

Are you planning to install one or more curbside mailbox systems? Although a mailbox essential to connecting residential households with the outside world, the United States Postal Service (USPS) isn't responsible for installing or maintaining curbside mailboxes for residents, so this is something that you'll need to do yourself. Here are a few dos and don'ts to follow when installing a curbside mailbox.

Looking Back at the History of Mailboxes

Friday November 02, 2018

Also known as a letterbox, mailboxes play an important role in keeping citizens and businesses connected. Even before the advent of the modern mail delivery service, there were couriers would would hand-deliver written messages and packages. As the need for mail increased, it eventually led to the formation of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the modern mailbox. However, there's a long, rich history behind mailboxes that often goes unnoticed.

The Benefits of Choosing an Aluminum Curbside Mailbox

Friday October 05, 2018

Aluminum is often the preferred material used to make mailboxes. From single-dwelling curbside mailboxes to multi-unit mailboxes, this otherwise common metal offers several key benefits. So, if you’re planning to replace your mailbox in the near future, you consider choosing an aluminum model for the following reasons.

Exploring the World of Mailboxes

Tuesday May 08, 2018

Mailboxes have had an interesting history. It wasn't until the early 20th century that mailboxes even existed in the United States. Before that point mail carriers waited at your door until you answered it or came back the next day.

Homeownership and the Dreaded Upkeep!

Tuesday March 06, 2018

Lots of people say they are excited to become homeowners and many dream about the day when they will own a big house. For those of you who already own a house though you are intimately familiar with the reality of homeownership. We all would love to believe that owning a home is nothing but fun and sunshine, however it's not. The required yearly upkeep associated with owning a house is quite a time consuming and can at times be expensive.